So i finally decided to load up my XP disc and run the repair option on it. I followed this guide: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
Basically, I pressed enter to go to setup and pressed r on my "C:\Windows ..."
Then it goes to copy some files and when it rebooted, it began to install windows again. After it finished installing, I realized that it erased all the settings and drivers etc.. but my documents and programs installed were located on my C:\Documents and Settings\(my old user name)
So my question is, is this what's supposed to happen? The repair option basically formatted my hard drive without deleting the documents/programs etc. installed before?
Thanks for reading.